[tex-live] problems installing TL08 on WinXP

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Aug 14 11:36:48 CEST 2008

Adam, I would like to help (I have TL 2008
installed here under XP) but I cannot read
your attachment, which I believe is the log
file.  Could you possibly package it in
a more Windows-friendly manner such as

Maxwell, Adam R wrote:
> I tried using the bootstrap installer as recommended by this page:
> http://gentoo.chem.wisc.edu/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tldev/README
> to install TL 2008 on a Windows XP Pro system, but the install fails.  It
> looks like none of the formats are created, and manual attempts to run
> updmap-sys or tlmgr from the Windows shell result in " No appropriate script
> found." messages.  Log file attached.
> I first tried a medium install with some additional packages added via the
> installer GUI, then tried a full install with the same results.  Let me know
> if I can provide additional info; using Windows is not my forte.  I'm using
> TL08 on Mac OS X, and was hoping to get a Windows-using colleague to use it
> as well.
> thanks,
> Adam

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